20 injured as plane crashes in Pretoria, South Africa

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A plane crash north of Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon has left at least 20 people injured‚ four of whom are critical‚ including the pilot‚ paramedics said.

The injuries range from minor to severe according to what the South African emergency medical service ER24 says.

"Seen on Sunday morning at Pretoria's Wonderboom Airport‚ ex Rovos Air Convair 340 ZS-BRV‚" the caption read.

"There is smoke all over and paramedics are on the scene".

ER24 later said on its Twitter feed that one fatality had since been reported from the scene, and that it had occured "in the cockpit".

The Aviodrome aerospace theme park near the central Dutch city of Lelystad said on its Facebook page that it was "hugely shocked" by the crash.

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There is no information about how many people were on board the plane.

"We are unsure as yet of how the incident occurred".

"I can only confirm that yes we do have a plane that crashed. on the Moloto Road", local government emergency services spokesman Johan Pieterse told the AFP news agency.

A spokesman for Martin's Air also said it did not know what had prompted the incident.

The Civil Aviation Authority is expected to start an investigation into the crash as soon as all patients have been cleared from the scene.

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